Westborough

Westborough,

town (1990 pop. 14,133), Worcester co., E central Mass., on the Assabet River; inc. 1717. The town, which is largely residential, has tool and die making and produces electronic components, pharmaceuticals, computer software and networks systems, and other products. The birthplace of Eli WhitneyWhitney, Eli,
1765–1825, American inventor of the cotton gin, b. Westboro, Mass., grad. Yale, 1792. When he was staying as tutor at Mulberry Grove, the plantation of Mrs. Nathanael Greene, Whitney was encouraged by Mrs.
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WESTBOROUGH - George Gordon Dwyer, 87, of Fredericksburg, VA, formerly of Westborough, passed away quietly in his sleep on Tuesday, Mar.
Raposa, 95, of Westborough, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
MacLeod, 97, of Westborough, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 21, 2014 at home.
Yendriga, 70, of Westborough, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester.
(Chamberlain) Samuelson Green Jordan, 97, died peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough, where she was a resident.
Collins, 90, of Westborough, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northborough.
Thompson, 53, formerly of Westborough, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Lowell Health Care Center after a lengthy illness.Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Lester and Mary (Veiga) Thompson and was a graduate of Westborough High School.Bryan was employed as an electrician in the greater Westborough area prior to his illness.
Holbrook, 95, of Westborough, passed away at home on Thursday, April 16, 2015.
"Pete" Fay, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.Born in Westborough, he was the son of the late Howard and Gladys (Fraser) Fay.
Bennett, 78, of Arundel, Maine, formerly of Westborough, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, ME.
Matthews, 76, of Westborough, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center, Westborough, surrounded by his family.
Roche, 86, of Westborough, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.